Reviewed by stephen g (Whitefish, MT) Reviewed for a 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse — 2007-08-06 21:08:23
I used a Allen Bike Rack on my Mitsubishi Eclipse to carry my mountain bike from Whitefish, MT to Redmond, WA. and it was the scary thing I ever experience. I've never used the rack before, or any bike rack for that matter. The rack came right out of the box and onto the car. While going down Lookout Pass, one of the straps broke and if I had not had a bungee cord as backup, my bike would probably had came off the car right there on I-90. Also, the rack rocked sideways back and forth, so I had to drive very slow with one eye on the bike rack and one eye on the road. And on top of that, I had to disassemble part of my bike just so that it would go on the bike rack properly. It wasn't until I bought extra bungee cord and rope was I able to drive at the speed limit and with a little more faith that my allen bike rack deluxe 2 might stay together long enough for me to get to my destination without losing by bike or killing some one. Every time I stop, I had to inspect the bike rack, and each time I was amazed the rack was still intact because the metal parts that the straps ran through were so thin and feeble looking. If I had to recommend the allen bike rack to anyone, I wouldn't recommend it for long journeys.